WAR & PEACE: War Talk from Kansas


Right in deep Republican, dark isolationist Kansas, Alf Landon lost a man overboard last week from his peace-minded crew. The deserter was none other than Governor Payne Ratner.

Last winter Ratner sent the Legislature a special message which led to an almost unanimous resolution urging Congress to reject the Lend-Lease bill. But last week he stunned the American Legion State Convention in Topeka with one of the most rousing speeches ever heard in Kansas.

"Anything and everything, short only of an expeditionary force . . . must be sent to Britain...

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